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Breast pain 6 months after having baby but only breastfed for 2 days. Normal?

Breast pain 6 months after having baby but only breastfed for 2 days. Normal?

No: Any breast issues from the pregnancy should have resolved some time ago. On the positive side, breast pain is generally not considered an ominous symptom. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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8month old baby diarrheal 6-7times/day for 6 days. Diarrheal after breast milk fed. Now only fed baby breast milk. No virus. Y diarrheal for so long?

8month old baby diarrheal 6-7times/day for 6 days. Diarrheal after breast milk fed. Now only fed baby breast milk. No virus. Y diarrheal for so long?

Beware of dehydratio: Initially, the most important thing to worry about is not to allow your child to get dehydrated . Watch for urine production, presence of tears and moisture of the mouth, as well as signs of decreased activity and excessive somnolence. Continue breast feeding, offer additional oral rehydration fluids. If signs of dehydration or no improvement, seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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6 months baby is coughing for 3 weeks?

6 months baby is coughing for 3 weeks?

Needs chk: baby needs to be checked for possible wheezing and or reflux induced wheezing and cough this should be asap ...Read more

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Cerelac should be given 6 months starting or after 6 months?

Cerelac should be given 6 months starting or after 6 months?

Dates are estimates: In real life, it doesn't matter if one starts baby cereal upon reaching one's 6-month birthday, or a few weeks afterwards. Dates are approximations... and that is true for all dates throughout childhood, except when the law says something changes upon a birthday such as an 18-years or 21-years birthday. ...Read more

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Can women menstruate after 6 months of breast feeding?

Can women menstruate after 6 months of breast feeding?

Nursing and menses: Yes, you can start menstruating again if you're nursing your baby at 6 months of age. It is variable however depending on how much the baby is nursing, and other factors. ...Read more

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Can I take Women's Ultra Mega Active while breastfeeding? Baby is now 6 months old.

Can I take Women's Ultra Mega Active while breastfeeding? Baby is now 6 months old.

Looks fine: I find no specific listing of the product in the breast feeding references. However, on reviewing the contents there is nothing there that would be harmful to baby. ...Read more

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Been taking nexium every other day for 4 months- nursing 6 month old baby. Dr said it was okay. Safe to keep taking?

Been taking nexium every other day for 4 months- nursing 6 month old baby. Dr said it was okay.
Safe to keep taking?

Safe to continue: According to TOXNET, " limited information indicates that maternal doses of 20 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants" https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/ ...Read more

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Can 10 month old have regular milk after nursing from mom 10 months ?

Whole milk ok: Yes he should be ok on whole milk.Normally we would wait until twelve months. ...Read more

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24 yrs old. Nursing 13 mo old. Period has not returned, negative pregnancy tests. Pain with intercourse, cramps while nursing, nausea through the day?

Get an exam: Please see a doctor, you probably need a good exam. Painful intercourse is not liekly related to nursing, neitehr is nausea. See a good doctor who can help, perhaps teh one who delivered your baby? ...Read more

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Is ibprufen same during breastfeeding a 3 months old baby?

Is ibprufen same during breastfeeding a 3 months old baby?

Good to go: Ibuprofen is the analgesic, or pain medication, of choice while breastfeeding. It has a very low excretion level into breastmilk, a very short half life and is safe in much higher levels than are found in breastmilk. You should be just fine using it during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I have used opiate drug for one year , been on methadone program for 3 months , my periods have stopped for 6 months and I'm only 21 , am I infertile?

I have used opiate drug for one year , been on methadone program for 3 months , my periods have stopped for 6 months and I'm only 21 , am I infertile?

If sexually active: Make sure you are not currently pregnant. Start with a home pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant or not sexually active, it's appropriate to ask your doctor about your irregular cycles. ...Read more

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3m old exclusively breastfed has Green Potty for almost a month. she does potty alternate days. reason and remedy. please help...

3m old exclusively breastfed has Green Potty for almost a month. she does potty alternate days. reason and remedy. please help...

Common finding: Breast babies can do a little poo smear every feed or a crib filler every 7-10 days. Breast milk is a well designed food source compared to formula, where more debris is left over after processing. If it is soft when they go it is considered ok, even if delayed.Green is just the color of bile which may eventually turn yellow or brown if the stool stays inside long enough.All sounds normal. ...Read more

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Is using medication from 6 months ago considered safe?

Sometimes: If you can find expiration date it would be ideal, but most drugs still work after the expiration date, just lose potency overtime. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding a Duarte Galactosemic (D/G) safe? Borderline 1st newborn screen, normal 2nd screen after 9 days of being breastfed exclusively.

Probably fine: It is a rare disorder. Seems that those kids that have it present with mild jaundice. Controversy as to whether to keep them on a galactose free formula. Check for enzyme levels at 1 year. Speak to your local geneticist about recurrence risk and counseling. ...Read more

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Is pueratia mirifica safe for a 32 year old woman, no health complications, for use over 3 month period?

Is pueratia mirifica safe for a 32 year old woman, no health complications, for use over 3 month period?

Folk remedy: Unclear utility;no rational data regarding benefit,a Thai root "youth" extender of dubious value akin to the irrational Chinese practice of powdered rhino horn for sexual dysfunction;Unaware of validated safety data . ...Read more

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Exclusively pumping for babies first 3 months, is this okay?

Exclusively pumping for babies first 3 months, is this okay?

Pumping: Any amount of breast milk you give your baby is great. It doesn't matter whether you nurse or pump. ...Read more

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Suggest some foods for a 6 months old, teething baby.

Suggest some foods for a 6 months old, teething baby.

Cold helps: Chilled foods, such as a yoghurt or fruit purees, may soothe his gums and be more appealing. ...Read more

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